Grateful Dead Live at Grand Prix Racecourse on 1973-07-28
Bill Graham Intro
Beat It On Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Box of Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Looks Like Rain
Playin' In The Band
He's Gone >
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam >
Jam Space >
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Eyes of the World >
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Grand Prix RacecourseLocation Watkins Glen, NYSource AudMR > Reel(3 3/4ips) > DVD(WAV 24/96) > FLACTransferred by Will Boswell, Matt Smith, Noah Weiner
Reel dubbed in 1979 by Will Boswell from Jerry Garcia's personal collection. Original recording made by the sound crew at the soundboard. It is assumed that the 1979 dub came direct off of the master. This is the same master recording that is heard on shnid=6019, but casts that lineage into question as this transfer is a clear upgrade.
While you may find this to be one of the very best sounding 1973 audience recordings you have encountered, please note the persistence of wind noise here and there throughout the show. Ambient most of the time, mildly distracting only occasionally, and intrusive only a handful of times, the wind element in no way overshadows the brilliance of the recording, but bears mentioning, none-the-less.
d1t01 from Jerry Moore master
d1t02 first 1:23 from Jerry Moore master. 01:23-02:21 no right channel (left channel mixed mono).
d2t01 16:35 - 16:50 master reel flip patched from Jerry Moore master
d2t04 10:12 - 10:38 master reel flip patched from Jeff Siniawsky master
d3t02 04:03 - 04:28 master reel flip patched from Jeff Siniawsky master
d3t04 19:23 - 19:58 master reel flip patched from Jeff Siniawsky master
November 22, 2014
Not as good as many shows from this summer, but pretty good still.
April 5, 2010
Brings back loads of memories...
So wonderful to see the Summer jam show on the archive. I was at this show-arrived about 3 days earlier to get into the vibe of the place and party with friends and new neighbors. By the day before- it was a sea of humanity. I remember dancing and sliding in the mud in (& after) the downpour during the Band's set. Much is said - in deadbase and in other places- about how awesome the soundcheck was the night before and doesn't really give any good reviews for the main concert the next day- but, after listening to it, I think this 'regular' show is underrated and not too shabby either!
Maybe the Jam that was performed during the soundcheck skews more in favor of that show with some people-but there is some very fine playing on much of this show. Seems to be a typical 1973 show-which is fine by me! I do have to say that- with all of the chemicals used that day-I do not recall much of the music at all (I remember a friend and I being more enamored with the clouds passing above and some skydivers.) What is it they say about the 60s-if you remember most of it-you weren't there. Ditto for this event,I think. But I do remember that I had loads of fun...and 37 years later..that hasn't changed.
April 5, 2010
Its a little foggy these days....
I was there also....all I remember is abandoning the car miles away,and walking forever to get there.And
a shit load of empty water jugs....ask me about the concert all I remember is a little bit of the united jam.....but I was told we had a great time...
This aud sound fluxes but in places it sounds pretty good....
April 4, 2010
Summer Jam '73! I still remember hearing Tennessee Jed from a mile away as we walked toward the stage the day before and thinking we were in a dream. It was just the sound check, which turned into a great concert of it's own. More people came here than came to Woodstock, 600,000. I took a hundred pictures there, now I just have to find them. Somewhere I read a great story by Dan Healy who was the sound man. They needed another McIntosh 2300 amplifier so he brought $2000 or whatever they cost in small bills rolled into his t-shirt and took a backstage helicopter to nearby Binghamton where they were made, I guess they took him right to the factory on Chambers Street. The roads were all jammed with cars coming to the concert. They were closed but through some miracle someone came and opened up and sold him the amp, and he dragged it onto the helicopter and the rest is history.